Long Distance Moving Company

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We do not offer intrastate moves unless in California.

Moving can be complicated, especially when the move is a long distance. After 30 years in the moving industry, Sterling Van Lines has the experience you need to make long-distance moves easier.

Long-distance moving can mean a change of household address across cities, counties, or out of California. But what if you just need to move one room or a few pieces of furniture? At Sterling, we specialize in small moves, and with a minimum weight requirement of just 400 pounds, we can accommodate and customize your move to your particular and unique needs.

What is a small move?

When some people think about moving long distances, they think along the lines of an entire house relocation, such as with a job change or other significant circumstances. And most moving companies think the same way, limiting long-distance moves to over 2,000 pounds or more at minimum.

But sometimes, long-distance moves can be on a much smaller scale. A student moving items to or from a college apartment, an elderly relative with a limited amount of personal belongings moving in with a family member, or perhaps one to two rooms’ worth of a home being moved to furnish a vacation property are all examples of smaller kinds of moves.

No matter the reason for a small long-distance move, Sterling Van Lines is the leader in flexible options. With only a 400-pound weight minimum, we can make your small move happen without the stress of attempting the move yourself and with the reassurance that your items are in good hands.

America’s Small Moves Specialist

Sterling Van Lines is “America’s Small Moves Specialist” and the nation’s best choice for a long-distance moving company when it comes to small moves. We provide full service for long-distance moving with a two-man inside pickup and delivery to any destination in the 48 continental states.

If you’re looking for a trusted long-distance moving company, we can help you and your family. For small loads, you’ll get all the benefits of a large load — without being charged for the normal 2,000-pound or 3,000-pound minimum! And we do not charge extra for blankets or padding.

What is a long-distance move?

Sterling Van Lines is proudly based in the Los Angeles Area. Our main focus and specialty is small moves from the LA area to any other state in the U.S. 48 states, and any size local move in Southern California. We are also fully equipped for moves within any part of California to any other part of California. We definitely accommodate small moves that originate in any state other than California.


Our Long Distance Moving Services

What to look for in a long distance moving company when moving small loads:

  1. A long-distance moving company should be able to give you a guaranteed price for the items you want to move. There should be no surprises. Sterling Van Lines charges based on your specific needs.
  2. Any long-distance moving company that specializes in small moves should be experts at one- and two-room moves, single pieces, antique moving, piano moving, motorcycles, packing, crating, and custom moves. At Sterling Van Lines, we custom-tailor all of our long-distance moving services according to each of our customer’s needs.
  3. A long-distance moving company should have its own trucks and own uniformed movers to move it all — plus the usual blanket wrapping and padding to protect your valuables. At Sterling, we provide the best movers and vehicles to get the job done.
  4. A long-distance moving company should be able to perform inside pick-up and delivery to any destination in the 48 continental states. As a long-distance moving company for small moves, we can and have been doing it for 30 years.
  5. A long-distance moving company must have proper licensing from the Department of Transportation as well as special valuation coverage for long-distance moves. We meet all the requirements.
  6. Above all, a long-distance moving company should have the experience and skills to make your move happen smoothly.

Call (866) 266-8401 for your free long-distance move quote.

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Benefits of Using Long Distance Movers

There are benefits to hiring a reliable company like Sterling instead of trying to do all the work yourself. We have the experience in packing belongings and fragile items in an efficient and safe way.

Here are some of the benefits of letting Sterling take care of your move:

  • Knowledge from our trained and skilled staff with 30 years of experience
  • Less time and stress worrying whether everything is packed properly and loaded onto the truck
  • No costly mistakes, which can happen when you try to do everything yourself
  • No heavy lifting
  • Peace of mind; moving can be complicated enough if you’re starting a new job or school
  • Save time and energy trying to determine specifics like the type of vehicle you need and whether you need to drive it yourself
  • Simplify the details since we take care of packing supplies and valuation coverage
  • Your belongings are safe and secure

Why Choose Sterling Van Lines?

Sterling Van Lines specializes in small, long-distance moves within the Los Angeles area and far beyond. Below are some examples of the small, long-distance moves we can accommodate:

  • Anywhere within the LA metropolitan Area (ex., Burbank to Long Beach)
  • From anywhere in CA to anywhere else in CA (ex., San Diego to Sacramento)
  • From anywhere in CA to any other state (ex., Santa Barbara, CA to Dallas, TX; 48 contiguous states only)
  • Local moves in Orange, San Fernando, and Los Angeles counties

Moves outside of CA that Sterling does NOT accommodate:

  • Local, intrastate moves within a state other than California (ex., Dallas, TX to Houston, TX)

With a California license and a long-distance license (state to state), Sterling is your best choice to take care of your personal and precious items anywhere in California and throughout the U.S. We have been taking care of our customers for 30 years and will do the same for you.

At Sterling, we customize your shipment to ensure a safe delivery anywhere in the U.S., even in isolated areas. We go to places that other companies will not go, and we are often the only source available to ship fragile items anywhere in the U.S. We take care to pack items properly and move them safely by getting all the details right. For example, will there be stairs at the location? What kind of stairs? How wide? Can it fit through the door? If it’s an item like a sofa, what kind, how big, and how wide? We go the extra mile to take care of you and your precious cargo.

Our staff has been handling and moving people’s belongings for 30 years and knows what it takes to get them to your destination in a safe and secure manner. We’re unique in what we do, and we take special care because we understand that your items are important to you and your family.

See what some of our happy customers have to say

As a moving company, we are proud of the work we do in helping people to move- and thought we would share a few words from our customers.

Small Move Testimonial
Nothing but excellent things to say about Sterling Van Lines! Moving is stressful enough -- Sterling Van Lines definitely made the process easier for us!B.P. Small Move
Piano Move Testimonial
They moved a very old 1886 Steinway Baby Grand across the country and they did a wonderful job. Sterling had the best price as well. Tim D. Piano Move
Antique Move Testimonial
Sterling moved some antiques from PA to NV for my family. My main concern was that the pieces arrive intact and in good shape, and they certainly did.Shani C. Antique Move
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